A special visitor

2010-01-18 22:19:37.000 – Brian Clark,  Observer and Meteorologist

Tuesdays are always busy days for the summit crew, mostly because it is the day before shift change. This means finishing up projects that we have been working on for the week, doing the weekly cleaning, and generally getting ready not only to head down the mountain, but also to welcome the upcoming crew to the beginning of their work week.

Tomorrow promises to be even busier than a usual Tuesday. We will be welcoming a very well known name in the TV weather business to the summit tomorrow: Jim Cantore. Jim is best known for his work on the Weather Channel and for reporting during extreme weather events. He is coming to the summit with a film crew to shoot footage for a show called “Cantore’s Stories”. This show will give viewers a new perspective on extreme climates in America and abroad. Through interviews with the people who live and work in these environments, the show will illustrate how weather influences their way of life. What better place to do that than Mount Washington!

Unfortunately, Mr. Cantore won’t see much extreme weather, at least by Mount Washington standards. Temperatures will remain above average and winds relatively low throughout his visit, which lasts from tomorrow through Thursday. Looking on the bright side of things (which I often like to do) this will make filming outside a lot easier for the Weather Channel crew. It also helps that the concept of the show seems to be slightly more focused on the people rather than solely the weather.

This isn’t the first time the Jim Cantore has visited the Rockpile. It was just a little over 2 years ago that he was here on my shift with WCBS New York weather personality Lonnie Quinn, acting as a special guest for a show being filmed for WCBS. We are all very excited to welcome such a big name in the meteorological world back to the summit. I’m sure that tomorrow we will have some pictures of the work that the Weather Channel crew will be doing, so be sure to watch for that!


Brian Clark,  Observer and Meteorologist

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